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EN102-031 Heather Wyatt, Sara Whitver

Option 4: Advanced Search Strategies

This lesson corresponds with The Norton Field Guide to Writing 4th Edition, P445-468 Finding Sources

In this session, students will be taught to execute advanced searches in selected databases and resources. Databases will be selected when the session is scheduled, and advanced options will be chosen according to the needs of the class topic and assignment.

This class will cover:

  • how to use advanced search options for specific resources such as LexisNexis Academic, the Library’s Catalog, JSTOR.
  • how to find a specific publication using a Journal Title Search
  • how to find a known item such as an article that is referenced in an index record or a  works cited page
  • how to use controlled vocabulary for targeted, field-specific searching

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will use controlled vocabulary and field-specific search options and limiters in order to retrieve topically relevant sources
  2. Students will combine search terms with boolean operators in order to effectively interpret their research question into an effective search query.

Related LibGuide: EN 102 First Year Writing by Sara Whitver

Date:
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location:
Gorgas 204F
Campus:
EN 102
Categories:
Humanities Instruction

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Sara Whitver

Sara Maurice Whitver is the Instruction Coordinator Librarian at The University of Alabama Libraries and partners with the English Department and the Writing Center. She supports librarians working in the classroom and partners with faculty and graduate student teachers to enhance information literacy within the curriculum. Her current research focuses on pedagogy and instructional design that engages students with information.

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